Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire

Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire

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by Jim Cymbala
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0310211883

ISBN-13: 9780310211884

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Zondervan

Ask God to ignite his fire in your soul! Pastor Jim Cymbala believes that Jesus wants to renew his people -- to call us back from spiritual dead ends, apathy, and lukewarm religion. Cymbala knows the difference firsthand. Twenty-five years ago, his own church, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, was a struggling congregation of twenty. Then they began to pray ... God began to

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Ask God to ignite his fire in your soul! Pastor Jim Cymbala believes that Jesus wants to renew his people -- to call us back from spiritual dead ends, apathy, and lukewarm religion. Cymbala knows the difference firsthand. Twenty-five years ago, his own church, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, was a struggling congregation of twenty. Then they began to pray ... God began to move ... street-hardened lives by the hundreds were changed by the love of Christ ... and today they are eight thousand strong. The story of what happened to this broken-down church in one of America's meanest neighborhoods points the way to new spiritual vitality in the church and in your own life. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire shows what the Holy Spirit can do when believers get serious about prayer and the Gospel. As this compelling book reveals, God moves in life-changing ways when we set aside our own agendas, take him at his word, and listen for his voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310211884
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1Waking Up to a Powerful Promise
1.The Amateurs11
2.Catching Fire27
3.A Song for the Desperate39
4.The Greatest Discovery of All Time53
5.The Day Jesus Got Mad67
Part 2Diversions from God's Best
6.A Time for Shaking89
7.The Lure of Novelty105
8.The Lure of Marketing121
9.The Lure of Doctrine Without Power137
Part 3The Road Ahead
10.Too Smart for Our Own Good?157
11.In Search of Ordinary Heroes169
AppendixA Word to Pastors183
Notes187
Study Guide189

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Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not much of a reader, my sister-in-law gave me this book. When I finally started reading, I could not put it down. Jim opens your eyes to the spiritual by sharing heart-felt experiences. This is an easy book to read and the title matches the content. It is an excellent source of encouragement for those seeking God. If you find it hard to pray, you will be driven to pray after you read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! I have been a member of a few mainstream churches all of my life and until I actually experienced the kind of power that Pastor Cymbala speaks of in his book, I could not pinpoint what the problem was that was causing deadness in the churches. Pastor Cymbala makes this very clear and is truly a man indwelt by the Spirit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a moving story! It should be a movie! If you are not inspired to pray and do more after reading this book, I would be amazed. Jim Cymbala, in an easy-to-read style of storytelling, describes about how God did miracle after miracle because of the power of prayer to breathe new life into a dead church and a disillusioned pastor. It will make you laugh and cry at the same time! If you don't want to get involved and see a change in yourself and your church, then don't read this book. But, if you want to see your own life and your church change and grow spiritually, read this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book. Not just a 'good read', but a book that comes to life, it will change your heart and your spirit if you allow it. Truly shows how God can move you and use you if you will only follow His guidance. It is deeply engaging and yet easily understood by anyone - should be recommended to all.
Ranger_Derek More than 1 year ago
A great read for those seeking more, a wonderful and inspiring story of the Brooklyn Tabernacle and how as Christians we need to behave and act to bring the Spirit down and feel the power of God. A must read and a must have for a library.
highwayman77320 More than 1 year ago
Great book about following the directive in the Bible to pray without ceasing regardless of the situation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best account of the power of the Holy Spirit that I have ever read aside from the book of Acts. Jim Cymbala tells his story in a very honest and matter-of-fact way; but a true account of God's Spirit working to change an entire community is the most incredible thing in the world. For those of you who are desiring to experience God in a real way, but are feeling that there truly is 'nothing new under the son' - come, strip away all cultural Christianity, and see the true power of God working in real peoples' lives. This book really lives up to its title.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly recommend acquiring and reading both Fresh Wind/Fresh Fire and Fresh Faith. In each of them Cymbala tells some of the story behind the resurrection of his congregation, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, and the birth and growth of the BT Choir as well. Jim Cymbala is protected from extremism by two main factors: Biblicism and Pragmatism. First, if the Bible doesn't talk about it, he doesn't accept it. Second, if it won't work in Brooklyn, it's probably not of God. The books are very fast-paced, with interesting narrative and straight-forward teaching. Cymbala does not attempt to be clever, just faithful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an extremely inspirational book. It is a wonderful record of what God's spirit does when we are faithful and trust Him for everything. The central theme of pray, pray,and pray without ceasing is very powerful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome.  It's full of examples of the power of prayer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is in church leadership needs to read this book, but also the lay person. If you want to see a vital, living, breathing church do wonders and the work of God in your personal or ministry life, please purchase this book and watch what God will do when you call out to Him and draw on The Holy Spirit's power!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the books designed to teach from one's personal experience. The author, Jim Cymbala, took a small church in a seedy part of town and, through effective ministry, saw dynamic revival. This is a revitting story that will be a great blessing to you and, if you are a pastor, your church as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most profound books on the possibilities of 'effectual, fervent prayer' that I have ever read. I have read ALL of the E.M. Bounds books on prayer, but FRESH WIND, FRESH FIRE takes the 'Theory' found in EM Bounds' books and proves it to be A FACT!! If you or your church is lacking in Holy Ghost power and faith, I recommend you purchase this book, read it, and pass it along quickly to others in your church body. As Pastor Cymbala illustrates in this book, we could have a COMPLETE REVIVAL in America in less than 3 years just by praying and obeying God. I give this book the HIGHEST RATING POSSIBLE.
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Sleeps
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such an amazing book detailing God, his love, his devotion, and us. I want to head to Brooklyn to head to thier church but God is everywhere and can act for anyone with great power. God bless this congregation.
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Can I be depudy? I am a mateless tom. I will advertize. Whoawhoawhoa.. i am getting ahead of myself. May I join?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello *she said as she droped some herbs* i herd there was a battel here and i came with herbs just incase u didnt have enough
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks. He looks around watching the camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads back in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read my post at asf result one. It is titled "Imperator A"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He rolled and took the pain, ending up on top of "Green Eyes", "I do not fight for no reason" He spat and leapt off, padding back over to the kits
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uhdgijngignjbvibggnijineegiiuiiigfgygdggeegigufifibehig i dunn care anehmore. I aint adicted no more. >:T